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March 2015

Lui Shtini, "Homer," 2011

The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

  • Michael Hudson
  • Martha Silano
  • Tony Hoagland
  • Austin Smith
  • Miller Oberman
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine End of Days Advice from an Ex-zombie

      By Michael Derrick Hudson
      To think I used to be so good at going to pieces
      gobbling my way through the cops

      and spooking what’s left of the girls. How’d I

      get so far, sloughing off one knuckle at a time,
      jerking my mossy pelt along


    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Song of Weights and Measurements

      By Martha Silano
      For there is a dram.
      For there is a farthing.
      A bushel for your thoughts.
      A hand for your withered heights.

      For I have jouled along attempting
      to quire and wisp.

      For I have sized up a mountain’s meters,
      come down jiffy by shake to the tune

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Bible Study

      By Tony Hoagland
      Who would have imagined that I would have to go
      a million miles away from the place where I was born
      to find people who would love me?
      And that I would go that distance and that I would find those people?

      In the...

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